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"Party Sofa" by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
"Party Sofa" by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Fully restored and reupholstered in plush mohair.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Boston, MA
This elegant sofa is a classic 1950s design by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. It features a tufted back and a long bench seat resting on tapered walnut feet. The sofa is upholstered in K...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
H 29 in. W 85.5 in. D 32.5 in.
Floating Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
A fine example of a floating sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American, circa 1950. Price is COM. Measure: Arm height 22".
Category

Vintage 1950s American Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Leather Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Rare
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Kansas City, MO
Dark brown leather sofa designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. This model is one of the most desirable of all of Wormley's designs. Very good condition with only a few edge scuffs to...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Gold Velvet Upholstered Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A large three seat sofa with an arched back on an dark walnut 6 leg base. This model was in production for a short period at Dunbar. Upholstered in gold velvet which requires re-upho...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Model 4906 with Brass Legs
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar with brass legs. Model 4906 Sofa has been recently and expertly reupholstered.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Floral Print Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A sofa of English inspiration, retaining the original dark olive, coral, brown and beige mock-Asian floral print linen upholstery, on straight dark walnut legs.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Huge Sectional Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar (Upholstery needed)
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare sectional sofa designed by Edward Wormley, manufactured by Dunbar. The sofa consists of three parts - two three-seater and one one-seater - which can be put together arbitrarily...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Pair of Mahogany Sofas by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
A rare pair of mahogany framed sofas designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Priced and sold individually.
Category

Vintage 1950s Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

1950s Party Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar in Vintage Upholstery
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A modern geometric Chesterfield-style 'Party' sofa with biscuit-tufted vintage upholstery. Model 5407. Upholstery recommended.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

1960s Uncommon 3-Sided 'Party' Chesterfield Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A generously proportioned U-shaped sectional even-armed, Chesterfield sofa with tuck and roll button tufted upholstery. Sofa is stripped and ready for new upholstery using COM, Custo...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

La Gondola Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Expertly Restored, Gray Mohair
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Kansas City, MO
Edward Wormley's famous La Gondola sofa. One of the best sofa designs of the entire modern design movement. Expertly refinished and reupholstered in a light to medium grey mohair. Pl...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Beautiful Original Condition, Tan Silk Fabric
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Kansas City, MO
Tufted seat and back sofa designed by Edward Wormley. Dark stained African mahogany cross stretcher base with floating ends. The silk blend original fabric is in amazingly good condi...
Category

Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Midcentury 101in Model 488 Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Pasadena, TX
Dunbar Edward Wormley Wormley has pioneered in a broad field of design, he was one of those unique designers who was sensitive to the interplay involved in selling modernism and st...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Down

Completely Restored Blue Velvet Grand Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, c1960
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edward Wormley for Dunbar sofa with tapered rosewood legs and newly upholstered in a plush soft blue velvet. Every inch of this grand sofa has been painstakingly restored/replaced a...
Category

Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Sofa Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Dallas, TX
A Classic Dunbar form with tapered wood legs and brass sabots. Newly upholstered in plush grey mohair. Designed by Edward Wormley.
Category

Vintage 1950s Sofas

Materials

Mohair

  • Sofa Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
H 28.5 in. W 94 in. D 34.5 in.
Janus Sofa #6329 by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Pasadena, TX
Janus sofa #6329 by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Stunning sofa recently restored in champagne velvet with tufting. Mahogany base.  
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

Sofa 6329 by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
Dunbar angle sofa 6329 designed by Edward Wormley. Fully restored with powder blue velvet and mahogany base.
Category

Vintage 1950s Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

  • Sofa 6329 by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa 6329 by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa 6329 by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa 6329 by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
H 30.5 in. W 80 in. D 44 in.
Sofa Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
A Classic Dunbar sofa fully restored with mohair fabric and down cushions. This version has rare fluted rosewood legs with brass tips. Designed by Edward Wormley.
Category

Vintage 1950s Sofas

Janus Corner Sofa Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Stamford, CT
A Janus Collection corner sofa produced by Dunbar and designed by Edward Wormley. Model 629A. Upholstered in Rogers and Goffigon fabric.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Walnut

Sectional Sofa with Ottoman by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, L Shape, Reversable
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Kansas City, MO
Four piece sectional sofa designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, 1950s. Curved center / corner section plus two seat section, one seat section and one ottoman. This can be configured...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery

Party Sofa in Original Jack Lenor Larson Fabric by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Classic Dunbar sofa by Edward Wormley that has been ensconced in plastic since leaving the showroom. Thereby preserving the spectacular and timeless fabric of Jack Lenor Larson in ...
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Party Sofa Model 5407 in Dark Brown Leather by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Berlin, DE
Modernist Chesterfield "Party Sofa" designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Gorgeous lines, super comfortable (very soft) with a Classic look.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Upholstery

Party Sofa Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar ( pair available )
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
A Classic modernist Chesterfield "Part Sofa" designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Pair available.
Category

Vintage 1950s Sofas

Mid-Century Modern Two-Seater Loveseat Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning signed Dunbar 2 seater loveseat sofa. This piece is upholstered in it's original celery green woven wool in very nice to excellent condition. The loose seat cushions are qui...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Rare Sofa by Edward Wormley for DUX Mod., New York, 1960s
By Dunbar Furniture, Dux of Sweden, Edward Wormley
Located in Berlin, DE
Very beautiful sofa designed by Edward Wormley for DUX/Llungs Industrier in the 1960s. The sofa is completely new upholstered and covered with a high quality fabric by ROMO in warmgr...
Category

20th Century Sofas

Three Seat Sofa Designed by Michael Taylor for Baker
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
Early and scarcely seen three-seat sofa with fixed back cushions and flared tapering arms designed by Michael Taylor for Baker. A very comfortable sofa with incredibly clean lines. R...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Sofa/Chaise by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
A one armed sofa or chaise with brass legs. Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
Category

Vintage 1950s Daybeds

Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Iconic Wormley sofa model 4907 with brass legs and upholstered in Maharam fabric.
Category

Vintage 1940s Sofas

Materials

Brass

  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
H 28 in. W 92 in. D 36 in.
Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
H 29 in. W 84.5 in. D 33 in.
Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Exposed bracket frame sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery

  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
H 28 in. W 75 in. D 27 in.
Sofa By Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Sofa By Edward Wormley for Dunbar. This sofa has a slight curve to the back.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Sofas

  • Sofa By Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa By Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa By Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa By Edward Wormley for Dunbar
H 27.5 in. W 85 in. D 30 in.
Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
Category

Vintage 1950s British Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery

  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
H 26.5 in. W 73 in. D 30.5 in.
Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. New upholstery. Excellent condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Sofas

  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
H 30 in. W 80.5 in. D 32.25 in.
Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Stamford, CT
A midcentury sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar with faceted legs and stretchers. Newly upholstered.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
H 28 in. W 93 in. D 35 in.
Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Sofa
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
Grey cotton velvet sofa designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. New upholstery.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Sofas

  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Sofa
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Sofa
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Sofa
  • Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Sofa
H 26.5 in. W 89 in. D 33.5 in.
Early Curved Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Early design sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Fully restored and reupholstered.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Long Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Boston, MA
This long and elegant sofa was designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar and was manufactured in 1965. It has been newly reupholstered in Knoll textile (Ferry: Highlands), and it feature...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Sofas

  • Long Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Long Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Long Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Long Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
H 28 in. W 90.5 in. D 30 in.
Dunbar Sectional Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Two section 11' sofa designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Fully restored. Newly mohair upholstery over refinished bases. Each section measures 66" long. 132" total length.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Mohair, Mahogany

Curved Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Curved sofa designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Fully restored. Newly upholstered.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Sofas

Materials

Walnut, Upholstery

Nine Foot Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
Spectacular nine foot sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Expansive sofa floats gracefully on six nickeled feet. Two loose button tufted seat cushions and four loose back cushions. Up...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Tuxedo Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Boston, MA
Elegant tuxedo sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar on mahogany legs. Newly reupholstered in Knoll textile in Venue, color: Tabby.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Sofas

Long Low Curve Couch by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Ferndale, MI
Long Low Curve Couch by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
Category

Vintage 1960s American Sofas

Bracket Back Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Bracket back sofa designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar circa 1950's. Fully restored. Refinished walnut bases. Newly upholstered in dark grey mohair.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Mohair, Walnut

La Gondola Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage 1950s La Gondola sofa. Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Beautiful original finish to mahogany frame with newer upholstery.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Sectional Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
A two-piece sofa on mahogany legs. Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Fully restored in mohair with down pillows.
Category

Vintage 1960s Sofas

  • Sectional Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sectional Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sectional Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Sectional Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
H 27.5 in. W 112 in. D 83 in.
Armless Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
An armless banquette sofa with walnut legs. Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
Category

Vintage 1950s Sofas

Angled Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
A large and rare sofa model 5305 designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Angled form over bleached mahogany legs with leather capped feet.
Category

Vintage 1960s Sofas

  • Angled Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Angled Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Angled Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Angled Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
H 31 in. W 122 in. L 31 in.
An Oversized Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in West Hollywood, CA
An Oversized Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Model 6329. c. 1963. Upholstered in olive green silk this gorgeous and rare Wormley sofa stretches nearly 12ft across. The base, in wa...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Leather sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
Sofa in original black leather. Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Matching settee also available.
Category

Vintage 1960s Sofas

  • Leather sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Leather sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Leather sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Leather sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
H 26.5 in. W 89 in. D 33.5 in.
Arc Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A three-set skirted arcing sofa in the original orange upholstery.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

  • Arc Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Arc Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Arc Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • Arc Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
H 26 in. W 98 in. D 39 in.
Mid-Century Curved Back Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Absolutely gorgeous curvevd back sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Expertly finished in a plum colored velvet. Sleek, sophisticated with lines to die for. Sofa has been reupholst...
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet

sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Sagaponack, NY
This all-original classic sofa on a traditional Dunbar mufti-faced walnut frame.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

  • sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
  • sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
H 29 in. W 93 in. D 32 in.
Split Arm Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
A beautifully restored split arm sofa with walnut base. Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. A second larger sofa also available.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Sofas

Split-Arm Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
A beautifully restored split arm sofa with walnut base. Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Reupholstered in grey Mohair. An unrestored seven foot version of this sofa is also ava...
Category

Vintage 1950s Sofas

Split-Arm Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
A beautifully restored split arm sofa with walnut base. Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Reupholstered in camel colored Mohair with down back cushions.
Category

Vintage 1950s Sofas

Mid-Century Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Wilton, CT
We have custom upholstered this classic Mid-Century Dunbar frame in a quality light grey velvet. Very solid feeling, comfortable, and in mint condition. Please call the shop to discu...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

the Oasis Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A curved sofa on tapered walnut legs retaining the gold upholstery.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Angled Janus Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
An angled Janus sofa on mahogany frame. Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
Category

Vintage 1950s Sofas

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Sofa By Edward Wormley For Dunbar For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the sofa by edward wormley for dunbar you’re looking for. Each sofa by edward wormley for dunbar for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, upholstery and wood. There are many kinds of the sofa by edward wormley for dunbar you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A sofa by edward wormley for dunbar, designed in the Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture.

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A sofa by edward wormley for dunbar can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $14,000, while the lowest priced sells for $4,000 and the highest can go for as much as $48,000.

Finding the Right Sofas for You

Black leather, silk velvet cushions, breathable bouclé fabric — when shopping for antique, new or vintage sofas, today’s couch connoisseurs have much to choose from in terms of style and shape. But it wasn’t always thus. 

The sofa is typically defined as a long upholstered seat that features a back and arms and is intended for two or more people. While the term “couch” comes from the Old French couche, meaning to lie down, and sofa has Eastern origins, both are forms of divan, a Turkish word that means an elongated cushioned seat. No matter how you spell it, sofa just means comfort, at least it does today.

In the early days of sofa design, upholstery consisted of horsehair or dried moss. Sofas that originated in countries such as France during the 17th century were more integral to decor than they were to comfort. Like most baroque furnishings from the region, they frequently comprised heavy, gilded mahogany frames and were upholstered in floral Beauvais tapestry. Today, options abound when it comes to style and material, with authentic leather offerings and classy steel settees. Plush, velvet chesterfields represent the platonic ideal of coziness. 

Vladimir Kagan’s iconic sofa designs, such as the Crescent and the Serpentine — which, like the sectional sofas of the 1960s created by furniture makers such as Harvey Probber, are quite popular among mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts — showcase the spectrum of style available to modern consumers. Those looking to make a statement can turn to Studio 65’s lip-shaped Bocca sofa, which was inspired by the work of Salvador Dalí.

With so many options, it’s important to explore and find the perfect furniture for your space. Paying attention to the lines of the cushions as well as the flow from the backrest into the arms is crucial to identifying a cohesive new piece for your home or office.

Fortunately, with styles from every era — and even round sofas — there’s a luxurious piece for every space. Deck out your living room with an Art Deco lounge or go retro with a nostalgic '80s design. No matter your sitting vision, the right piece is waiting for you in the expansive collection of antique, new and vintage sofas on 1stDibs.